Breakfast is such an important meal of the day for everyone and your baby is no exception. You can use your own breakfast needs as a good template for what you can give your baby.
Starting off, you can try puréeing pear, apple, kiwi, or banana. A great idea, which babies seem to love is to purée half a banana with half an avacado.You can also try baby rice with some added puréed fruits.
Fibrous cereals such as porridge or fortified cereals are a good staple and you add puréed fruits such as grapes, apple, kiwi, melon, strawberries, pear, banana, or whatever fruit your baby is partial to! Vitamin C rich foods such as oranges and kiwis are recommended with cereals as vitamin C helps aid iron absorption. You could also try scrambled eggs, toast or even a croissant.
At around 12 months you can begin to add even more variety to your baby's breakfast. You can try some shredded wheat with milk, eggs (boiled, fried, scrambled), bacon, sausage, toast, croissant, fruit.
It is important to remember that soft boiled eggs and poached eggs are not suitable for babies under 12 months so should be avoided.
Fruit and yoghurt can also provide a good start to the day. When selecting yoghurt a lot of mums opt for natural yoghurt and add fruit purée for a healthier option. Avoid low fat yoghurts as they are not nutritionally suitable for babies. Don't give your baby sugar coated cereals as they aren't nutritious and this sweetness will only give them a sweet tooth which may result in long term problems with their teeth.You can also offer chopped fruit as a finger food for your baby’s breakfast.
For a treat, pancakes are a great idea once in a while.